The Christensen Fund: Financial and Logistical Support for Indigenous-led and Community-based Organizations

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The Christensen Fund provides financial and logistical support for indigenous-led and community based organizations.

The fund focus on the bicultural – the rich but neglected adaptive interweave of people and place, culture and ecology.Its mission is to buttress the efforts of people and institutions who believe in a biodiverse world infused with artistic expression and work to secure ways of life and landscapes that are beautiful, bountiful and resilient.

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Grant Information

Grant size is typically in the $50,000 to $100,000 range over one year or two years, with larger grants for longer periods being available generally by invitation only and to previous grantees.

Areas of Interest

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  • Sustaining Foodways and Livelihoods within Biocultural Landscapes and Seascapes
  • Ensuring Socio-ecological Resilience of Landscapes and Seascapes
  • Celebrating and Revitalizing Cultural Expression
  • Promoting Knowledge Systems and Biocultural Education
  • Rights and representation
  • Gender Equality
  • Leadership development
  • Creative practitioners

The Christensen Fund embraces the perspective that recognizes the interdependence of cultural and biological integrity and focuses its efforts on that component of diversity which has been recently coined as biocultural – namely the weave of humankind and nature, cultural pluralism and ecological integrity.

Eligibility Criteria

Grant-seeking organizations need to be US 501(c)(3) or a similar not-for-profit organization, government unit, university or museum either in the USA or in another country.

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